A toothbrush used to be the only tool in fighting tooth decay and gum disease. Now preventive checkups, tooth cleaning, sealants, oral cancer screening, and fluoride treatments are all available to our patients. Healthy teeth and gums aren’t a luxury. They provide self-confidence and peace of mind. Quality preventive care can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of—in fewer appointments.
Have you noticed you have swollen or bleeding gums, or unexplained bad breath? These are early warning symptoms of periodontal, or gum disease, which can lead to bone and tooth loss. In our office, we use laser therapy to remove infected tissue and eliminate the bacteria causing the infection. Millions of people are at risk for periodontal disease, and it should be taken very seriously. Recent studies have shown that it can contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and other health problems. A periodontal assessment is always a good idea for all adults.
One of the most exciting advances in dentistry is using lasers to fight gum disease. The Waterlase MD Laser lets Drs. Dao, Lim, and Soleimani target and deter gum disease at an earlier stage than ever before. It can also relieve the discomfort of canker sores, reduce bleeding, and eliminate the need for stitches. Most importantly, it makes every treatment far more comfortable for our patients. Surgeries previously requiring anesthetic now need little or none at all with the laser.
Our office uses a new diagnostic laser system that provides an earlier and more dependable diagnosis of decay than old-fashioned probing. It’s non-invasive and very accurately records the presence and depth of a cavity. Because we can determine decay earlier than ever before, we can minimize the filling needed to solve the problem. And when it comes to cavity repair, less is always more: more tooth structure is preserved, more time and money is saved. Plus, we have a clearer picture of your ongoing dental health.
SOPROLIFE® is a intraoral camera for observing the condition of hard dental tissues by fluorescence, used during diagnosis and treatment of decayed areas. Using this technology, we can take pictures and then you can see the conditions of your own teeth for yourself. SOPROLIFE® is intended for the clinical practice of general dentistry.